I bought all these last month, so I’m not going to talk about them again, but they are also on the Spring TBR, of course!

Spring TBR time! Even though it is currently snowing outside. And not even lightly snowing.. it’s basically blizzarding as we speak. Not that I mind. I felt like I was cheated out of a real Canadian winter by the surprisingly high temperatures this winter. Though I must say, this weather terrifies me in how it will affect our wildlife. Warm winters may be nice for some, but our northern wildlife depends on cold winters to live. On the flip side, it is far too cold for the wildlife currently coming out of hibernation only to find snow still on the ground. What is going on with our environment?! That was a long intro, but anyway, I am curled up in bed with my gigantic sweater on and a coffee with a dash of Baileys thinking about the books I’d like to get to in the coming months.

Truth and Beauty – Ann Patchett
I think I will love Ann Patchett, and I keep grabbing copies of her books when I find them, but have yet to read anything in its entirety. This is the story of her intense friendship with author, Lucy Grealy and I’ve heard great things about it!

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
I’ve never read Foer, though I’ve always wanted to. I picked this one up years ago and I’d love to finally read it. One of two Foers on this list.

Relish – Lucy Knisley
This will be my last of Lucy’s books! I’ve heard so manyAs  people say this was their favourite and I’ve already cooked a recipe from it that was recommended by a colleague. Now it’s time to read the whole thing. I’ll be bummed that there is no more Knisley out there to read though..

Sleepwalking – Meg Wolitzer
I read Meg Wolitzer’s Belzhar a few years back and enjoyed it, but young adult doesn’t really seem to do it for me that often anymore. She mentioned having written her first book with similar Sylvia Plath love in it, and since I loved that aspect of Belzhar and I really enjoyed The Bell Jar, I grabbed Sleepwalking. It has mixed reviews but I’m curious to find out for myself!

Wallflower at the Orgy – Nora Ephron
I’ve written on the blog quite a few times about my love for Nora Ephron. Her books always seem to find me when I need them the most. Now that I own everything I can find by her, I save her writing for days when I need to be cheered up. Jay leaves for his 6 month posting in less than a week, and I’m going to need Nora. So she’s waiting here for me.

The Good House – Ann Leary
I don’t know why I want to read this so much. But I do. So I will!

One Last Thing Before I Go – Jonathan Tropper
I LOVED This Is Where I Leave You and this is meant to be his best novel, so I’d like to get to it soon. I would call Tropper the king of manlit. His books are plentiful in awkward moments, sex jokes and yet a tenderness that makes my heart happy. I think this will be the perfect pick-me-up this month.

Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer
I began this ages ago, put it down to finish something else and never returned to it. I’ve now been a vegetarian for two years, and think it’s about time I tried again. I’m ready to learn!

Please let me know what you are hoping to read in the coming months! I love making TBRs and hardly ever stick to them, but just writing about things I want to read gets me excited for all the potential wonders I could get it in the near future.





8 thoughts on “Spring TBR

  1. There is something about list making that makes things exciting AND possible.
    I’m with you, worrying about what is actually happening to the environment. We barely had winter at all on the west coast but this inevitably means issues later in the summer when we are running out of water and everything is on fire.
    This is a good list! Ann Patchett was someone other people always wanted me to read and I didn’t until I did. I think you WILL really like her. Some people say she writes strong stories but her endings are weak, I don’t totally disagree. Bel Canto is amazing and I lived The Patron Saint of Liars but did not care for The Magician’s Assistant at all.
    Thanks for the reminder about One Last Thing Before I Go! Still need to read that!

    • The Fireman looks fantastic! I’ve heard good things :). And a trip to Austria and Munich?! That sounds amazing! I hope a post is coming soon about that ;)?

  2. I’ve recently started doing very casual tbrs, just for myself, mainly to remember the books I’m excited about when I’m busy with other books, and to keep working towards my reading goals (like reading nonfiction and translated books). On my Spring tbr is, among other things, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Count of Monte Cristo (currently reading both). Also The Great Gatsby (reread), The Vegetarian by Han Kang, and more Shakespeare plays, among others.
    I read Eating Animals two years ago, back when I was just making the transition to vegetarianism (I was already a pescatarian so it was just one last step left, and the book gave me that push to go through with it). So it really did change my life. Extremely Loud was I think the first literary fiction book I read, I fell in love with the mixed-media type of storytelling through that book. I hope you enjoy both books as much as I did!

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